PEACEFULLY NESTLED IN THE HEART OF IT ALL Carthage’s tranquil campus is an arboretum lush with stately oaks, a winding river, and breathtaking lake views. Yet just a free trolley ride away, you’ll find art galleries, cafes, shopping, and more in Kenosha, Wisconsin’s fourth-largest city. Want even more activity? Milwaukee is 45 minutes north, and Chicago is an hour south. Both cities have great food, music, art, and pro sports scenes. 5 Reasons to Love Our Location No. 1: The Lake Our Great Lake is a built-in stress-reliever, research lab, and artist’s muse. “My favorite spot on campus would have to be the outdoor classroom,” says student Haley Aichholzer ’21. “There is something so beautiful and unique about learning outside and having Lake Michigan only a few feet away from you.” No. 2: Kenosha Kenosha is Wisconsin’s fourth-largest city, home to a vibrant arts scene, live music, outdoor festivals, shopping centers, farmers markets, museums, and more. Downtown Kenosha is located minutes from campus. Students can use historic streetcars and a robust city bus system to get around town. A downtown trolley and city bus both stop on campus multiple times a day. No. 3: Chicago Ready for a bigger scene? Jump on the Metra (the train station is a quick car, bus, or Uber ride from campus), and soon you’ll be in the middle of everything Chicago has to offer — from shopping on the Mag-Mile to world-class museums like the famed Shedd Aquarium and Art Institute of Chicago to your choice of MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL games. No. 4: Milwaukee Take in a Milwaukee Bucks or Milwaukee Brewers game, try a new restaurant, or visit a museum — there are more than 15 in downtown Milwaukee alone. Milwaukee is also home to the world-famous Summerfest music festival along with concert venues that draw big-name musicians and comedians year-round. No. 5: Jobs and Internship Opportunities Thanks to our location in the thriving Milwaukee-Chicago corridor, Carthage students can pick from a long list of local and regional employers — north, south, and right here in our own backyard. Carthage’s exclusive Aspire Program connect students with such companies as Abbott Laboratories, Accenture Consulting, Jockey International, SC Johnson, Kraft Foods, and Snap-on Incorporated. Gain real-world experience while you’re still in school through internships, and find permanent employment in the endless opportunities nearby.
Up to 10 scholarships ranging in value to incoming freshmen or transfer students from California. Tarble Family California Scholarships recipients will receive up to $27,000 per year in Carthage assistance.
To compete, students must apply to Carthage and return a completed Tarble Family California Scholarships application and essay by December 3. www.carthage.edu/scholarships
Up to fifteen $2,500 per year scholarships are awarded to applicants who exhibit exemplary leadership qualities and potential, and commitment to actively contribute to the diversity of Carthage through participation in campus activities. These scholarships are in addition to most other Carthage assistance.
To compete, students must apply to Carthage and return a completed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Leadership (DEIL) Fellows Program Scholarship application and essay by December 3. www.carthage.edu/scholarships
Eight full-tuition scholarships awarded to City of Kenosha residents in recognition of the City of Kenosha’s agreement to lease land to the College for residence halls and parking. These scholarships incorporate all Carthage assistance.
To compete, students must apply to Carthage and return a completed Kenosha Scholarship application and essay by December 3. www.carthage.edu/scholarships
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There are errors in food and updates of dorms, but overall the experience is good. I have made many friends for life. The small campus and smaller number of students make it feel like a community and you are able to walk down the sidewalk and see at least 3 people you know by the time you get to the academic buildings. The social aspect of the campus is great. They are working on the food and finding a new company.
The food availability is less than ideal as most places close at weird times or open at weird times and you often have to order from Grubhub for delivery
Carthage College has the nickname "Camp Carthage" for a reason. It is far away from everything else, and, without a car, you will be spending most of your time on campus. It is the type of liberal arts experience where many resources are available to you, but it will be up to you not only to utilize those resources but to find out they're available to you. Annoy people with questions. You will uncover many hidden gems. The faculty were very competent in their fields (mostly). A few had no business being professors and a few others were so excellent that it was a gift to us that they would have chosen Carthage as their sowing grounds. I regret not taking more advantage of the office hours available from those individuals specifically. The lake is poetically beautiful regardless of the season. Whether it is tired and weathered at the students' late summer arrival, frozen over by ice and moonlight during a J-term night, or sparkling with stars and lighting as a spring storm breaks into a clear sky heading eastward over its waters. Sometimes the haze is so strong in May that the horizon completely disappears and sailboats float over a blue and cloudless sky.
If you don't like cold or wind, move on. In the winter morning, it is possible to arrive at class wet on one side and dry on the other because the lake-effect winds blow snow and ice vertically. The "swipe system" means you'll be paying more for food than if you used cash. It's a scam. Opt out of the board if you can. And pay for things from your bank account. It will save you thousands over your time there. The tuition is inflated, although it has plateaued over the last decade. Like most liberal arts schools in the US, it is overpriced.